PALS | SOUTH AMERICA
As of 2010, Brazil had a population of over 195 million people. Although 91% of its people consider themselves Christian, “non-religion” is the fastest growing faith group and witchcraft is growing. Most of these Christians have a disregard for discipleship, due to prosperity theology and a lack of leadership models, appropriate training, and unity. The poor population is rising exponentially and the Christian population decreasing in sincerity. There is a sever lack of ministry directed towards children in Brazil: there are 7 million child laborers, 600,000 girls involved in prostitution, and at least 2,000 murders each year due to drug abuse, gang violence, and prostitution.
We advocate for the human dignity of women and children internationally by embracing and providing solutions to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation through sharing the gospel, livelihood projects, education programs and humanitarian aid.